5 reasons I love Wasabi Juan’s in Birmingham, including a new food truck, a Highway 280 grand opening and the buzzworthy 4:20 Nachos

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If your inner child met your adult self, they would share a plate of 4:20 Nachos at Wasabi Juan’s. The dish combines the nostalgic crunch of Doritos with an umami burst of raw tuna, sweet unagi sauce, spicy mayo and cool avocado. It’s a seemingly impossible combination that just works, which sums up everything I love about this locally owned Birmingham restaurant. With a new food truck and a Highway 280 location opening soon, there are more ways than ever to get your sushi burrito fix.

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17 metro-Birmingham companies named to 2018 Inc. 5000 list

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These 17 metro Birmingham companies were recently named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing privately-held companies.

Since 1982, Inc. has listed the 5000 fastest-growing companies who have grown their revenue and who have created a significant number of jobs in their cities.  The following Birmingham companies made the 2018 list.

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Learn why the United Ability Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art Event on Thursday, August 23 is more than a party

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The Hudson family, Brad, Emily and April. Photo courtesy of Brad Hudson.

The upcoming United Ability Vino & Van Gogh fundraiser is one of the best events this summer in Birmingham. It is also the most important cause you can support to help families in need.

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Birmingham-Southern College ranks top 10 nationally as a best value for private colleges by Fiske Guide to Colleges

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Last year, Birmingham-Southern College shocked the world of Higher Education when they announced that the school would be reducing tuition and fees by more than 50 percent starting in the fall of 2018.

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Forget Shark Tank. Watch Alabama Upstarts, a show promoting entrepreneurs, Sunday, August 19 at 4:30 on ABC 33/40

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The concept of Alabama Upstarts stemmed from programs like Alabama Launchpad. (Image courtesy of Alabama Launchpad’s Facebook)

Forget Shark Tank.  Alabama is launching its own version of entrepreneurs pitching ideas to investors on a new show called Alabama Upstarts, which premieres Sunday, August 19, 4:30pm on ABC 33/40.

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‘Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tours’ takes you to Birmingham restaurants and more with ‘Comedienne Joy’

Comedienne Joy and tour bus driver, Robert Garrison, in front of the new bus. Photo via Cassandra King.

Party Bus. Food Tour. Alcohol. Music. All in one. Sound too good to be true?

Earlier this week Cassandra King posted a picture in front of her new tour bus, with the caption, “This is what faith, mediocre credit, no money but integrity looks like.” The post has over 600 likes on Facebook.

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Viral video of truck nearly running over cyclists shocks Birmingham. Here are helpful cycling tips to stay safe.

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Cyclists rolling out of Railroad Park on a either a 30 or 60-mile route.

Let’s be upfront about this. Riding a bike in Birmingham can sometimes be  very dangerous and that is just plain wrong.

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Huffman business incubator coming to 9952 Parkway East

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Eric Guster of Guster Law, LLC is a local lawyer and real estate developer. He is planning to remodel an old furniture store building and transform it into a business incubator space. The building will have offices and will act as a business incubator serving the eastern part of Birmingham. Continue reading “Huffman business incubator coming to 9952 Parkway East”

Blaze means business. A sneak peek of the Blaze statue in front of the new UAB Collat School of Business building

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Blaze statue and Ken Jackson in front of the UAB Collat School of Business. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Blaze, UAB’s iconic mascot, has found a home in front of the new UAB Collat School of Business building.

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Birmingham’s Shipt featured on CNBC, continues to expand nationwide

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If you live in Birmingham, you’ve probably heard about Shipt. The grocery delivery service that started right here in Birmingham was recently bought by Target for 550 million dollars, and it’s currently bringing tons of new jobs to Birmingham.The grocery delivery service that started right here in Birmingham was recently bought by Target for 550 million dollars, and it’s currently bringing tons of new jobs to Birmingham. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Shipt featured on CNBC, continues to expand nationwide”

If you like movies and helping people, volunteer at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival, August 20-26

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James Brown and his wife Emily. They met at Sidewalk as volunteers! Photo via James Brown

So, you love all-things cinema and you love Birmingham. Then become a Sidewalk volunteer!  Birmingham’s annual film festival runs August 20-26.

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Code Switch chooses Birmingham as its 2nd live show destination, but why?

Mayor Woodfin with Code Switch hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji. Photo Courtesy of Steve Drummond

How often do you know of a nationally well-known podcast doing a live show in Birmingham? Not too often. NPR’s Code Switch, a podcast about race and identity in America, decided to host its second live show in Birmingham!

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